April 26, 2006 Subject:
Powerhouse movie here of course. But whats highly amusing about this trailer is how Stanley Kramer presents the film with a microphone from overhead, a la a boxing ring. Very clever presentation!! As for the movie, well, who can resist a Spencer Tracy / Frederic March bitch-fest. Im not sure where Gene Kelly fits into all of this, but oh well.
September 25, 2004 Subject:
This trailer misses the mark
One could watch this and not realize that 'Inherit The Wind' deals with the 1925 Scopes trial. The trailer simply mentions that a great debate is at the core of the picture and shows a few shots of Spencer Tracy badgering Fredric March for believing that God talks to him directly. This excellent film deviates quite a bit from actual history in its background story, but the dialogue at trial was lifted nearly verbatim from the actual Scopes trial transcripts. This trailer gives no real sense of the issues at hand, but rather concentrates on the drama of the courtroom confrontation. It could have done better, I think.